Amita Manatunga

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Amita Kalyanie Manatunga is a Sri Lankan biostatistician who works as a professor of biostatistics and bioinformatics at the Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University,[1] where she is also affiliated with the Winship Cancer Institute.[2] Her research interests include survival analysis, inter-rater reliability, environmental epidemiology, and medical imaging of the kidneys.[1]

Education and career[edit]

Manatunga graduated from the University of Colombo in Sri Lanka with first class honors in 1978.[1] She has master's degrees in statistics from Purdue University (1984) and the University of Rochester (1986).[1][2] She completed her Ph.D. at the University of Rochester in 1990. Her dissertation, Inference for Multivariate Survival Distributions Generated by Stable Frailties, was supervised by David Oakes.[3]

After finishing her doctorate, she joined the faculty at Indiana University as an assistant professor, and moved in 1994 to Emory.[1] At Emory, she is a long-term and frequent collaborator with two other women in biostatistics, Limin Peng and Ying Guo.[4]


Manatunga was elected as a Fellow of the American Statistical Association in 2004.[5]


  1. ^ a b c d e Amita Manatunga, Professor, Rollins School of Public Health, retrieved 2018-10-14
  2. ^ a b Amita Manatunga, PhD, Winship Cancer Institute, retrieved 2018-10-14
  3. ^ Amita Manatunga at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  4. ^ McKenzie, Martha (October 9, 2017), "Trio in biostatistics: 'Role models for us all'", Emory News Center, Emory University, retrieved 2018-10-14
  5. ^ ASA Fellows list, American Statistical Association, retrieved 2018-10-14

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